It was just a matter of time. Now, George Hotz, age seventeen, has a unique claim on hacker fame (or infamy, according to your point of view). Mr Holz has figured out how to unlock the iPhone:
“…George Hotz of Glen Rock, N.J., spent his last summer before college figuring out how to “unlock” the iPhone, freeing it from being restricted to a single carrier, AT&T Inc.
The procedure, which the 17-year-old posted on his blog Thursday, raises the possibility of a cottage industry springing up to buy iPhones, unlocking them and then selling them to people who don’t want AT&T service or can’t get it, particularly overseas.”
link: blog link
It might not be surprising if there is an unusual amount of interest in solder in the next few days…
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